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Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 10:18
Final words of Khashoggi revealed by Turkish paper
By Xinhua
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 10:18 By Xinhua

Books "Jamal Khashoggi" written by Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of the murdered Saudi journalist, are displayed on Feb 8, 2019 during a presentation press conference in Istanbul. (OZAN KOSE / AFP)

ANKARA — Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah on Tuesday revealed the audio recordings of the final words of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered last October in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Help us, so that we can help you. Because in the end, we will take you to Saudi Arabia. And if you don't help us, you know what will happen in the end

Maher Mutreb, member of the Saudi hit squad

The audios were obtained by Turkey's National Intelligence Organization right after the murder, and were shared with relevant Turkish authorities who carried out an investigation into the incident, said the report.

The recordings included conversations between the killers of Khashoggi before his arrival at the consulate, who discussed plans to murder and dismember the Saudi journalist.

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After Khashoggi arrived at the consulate for his marriage procedures, Maher Mutreb, a member of the Saudi hit squad, was heard telling Khashoggi that he would be taken back to Riyadh based on an Interpol order against him, according to the transcripts.

The hit squad also tried to force Khashoggi to send his son a message telling him not to worry if he did not hear from his father, which the slain journalist rejected, the report said.

"Help us, so that we can help you. Because in the end, we will take you to Saudi Arabia. And if you don't help us, you know what will happen in the end," Mutreb was heard saying later in the recordings.

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The report added that in the end, Khashoggi, who worked for The Washington Post, was apparently drugged and lost consciousness.

The kingdom has put Mutreb and 10 others on non-public trials for their involvement in the murder.

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